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Rare books from Peter Harrington make the perfect gifts for loved ones or valuable customers & clients. We've picked the most sought after, interesting, luxurious and unusual books from our shelves - signed/autographed copies, first editions and other rarities, available with free delivery.

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  1. East of Eden.
    New Arrival

    East of Eden. 1952

    £1,250

    First edition, first printing. Read more

  2. Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales.
    New Arrival

    Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales. 1917

    £2,500

    Signed limited edition. Number 506 of 525 copies signed by the artist. Read more

  3. Les Dîners de Gala.

    Les Dîners de Gala. 1973

    £600

    First edition, first impression, of Dali’s classic cookery book of 136 recipes from Lasserre, La Tour d’Argent, Maxim’s and Le Buffet de la Gare de Lyon (Le Train Bleu). Read more

  4. The House at Pooh Corner.

    The House at Pooh Corner. 1928

    £1,250

    First edition, first impression, of the fourth Winnie-the-Pooh book, in which Tigger makes his first appearance. Read more

  5. The Novels of the Sisters Brontë.

    The Novels of the Sisters Brontë. 1924

    £1,250

    The Thornton edition, rarely found in the jackets. Read more

  6. An original production cel from the MGM animation Dr Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

    An original production cel from the MGM animation Dr Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas. 1966

    £4,750

    Originally broadcast by CBS on 18 December 1966, How the Grinch Stole Christmas became a perennial feature of US festive season television – the position occupied by Raymond Briggs’s The Snowman for British audiences. Superbly voiced by Boris Karloff and with ear-catching music by Albert …Read more

  7. The Spy Who Loved Me.

    The Spy Who Loved Me. 1962

    £750

    First edition, first impression. This novel is the only Bond book to be written in the first person, presented as the testimony of a 23-year-old Canadian woman with whom Bond has an ill-fated affair. In furtherance of this pretence, Vivienne Michel gets a spurious credit …Read more

  8. English Pistols and Revolvers.

    English Pistols and Revolvers. 1938

    £300

    First edition, first printing. Read more

  9. The Complete Works.

    The Complete Works. 1939

    £600

    First collected edition, first impression in a handsome binding. Read more

  10. Hollywood Babylone.

    Hollywood Babylone. 1959

    £875

    First edition, first impression, preceding the US edition. The jacket is rarely found with such a bright spine panel. Read more

  11. The Holy Bible,

    The Holy Bible, 1806

    £275

    A charming Scottish Bible from the Georgian era. The publisher Sir David Hunter Blair, 3rd Baronet of Dunskey, succeeded his father, Edinburgh banker and provost James Hunter, in the “Old Corruption” post of King’s Printer, in 1787. He is also noted for having built Blairquhan …Read more

  12. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

    Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. [1909]

    £400

    The best Dulac edition. Read more

  13. Rolling Stones Masons Yard to Primrose Hill 1965 – 1967.

    Rolling Stones Masons Yard to Primrose Hill 1965 – 1967. 1995

    £850

    First edition, first impression. Limited to 1750 copies signed by Gered Mankowitz. With an original photographic contact print of three images taken directly from the negatives tipped in. Together with the original prospectus. Read more

  14. Wyman Shoots Chagall.

    Wyman Shoots Chagall. 1998

    £250

    First edition, first impression. Limited to 1500 copies signed by Wyman. Together with the original prospectus. Read more

  15. 25 Years of the Rolling Stones in the USA. Crossfire Hurricane.

    25 Years of the Rolling Stones in the USA. Crossfire Hurricane. 1997

    £600

    First edition, first impression. Limited to 1750 copies. Signed by Bob Gruen. Together with the original prospectus. Read more

  16. Matilda.

    Matilda. 1988

    £450

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  17. Ariel.

    Ariel. 1965

    £1,500

    First edition, first impression. One of 3,100 copies printed. Read more

  18. The Wealth of Nations.

    The Wealth of Nations. 1991

    £225

    A handsome leather bound volume of this classic work which was first published in 1776. Read more

  19. The Night Before Christmas;

    The Night Before Christmas; 1931–4

    £1,200

    First trade editions, first impressions. Read more

  20. Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales.

    Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales. 1917

    £3,250

    Deluxe edition, number 505 of 525 copies signed by the artist; with the extra plate signed by Rackham (in its original printed envelope), a repeat of that facing p. 178 (“He hurried away with long strides”). Read more

  21. Irish Fairy Tales.

    Irish Fairy Tales. 1920

    £2,500

    Deluxe edition, one of 520 copies signed by the artist. Read more

  22. Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes.

    Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes. 1913

    £950

    First American edition, first impression, published October 1913, probably simultaneously to the London edition. The American edition is a substantially different book from the London edition, entirely reset, with a larger page size and the contents expanded from 162 to 279 rhymes. The colour plates …Read more

  23. A Christmas Carol.

    A Christmas Carol. 1915

    £4,500

    Deluxe edition, number 64 of 500 copies signed by the artist for sale in Great Britain, Ireland, and Colonies, with an additional 25 copies reserved for presentation. Read more

  24. Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

    Breakfast at Tiffany’s. 1958

    £2,750

    First edition, first printing of Capote’s classic novella, the basis for the much-loved film. Gorgeously hand-bound by the Chelsea Bindery in deep rose-pink and black morocco leather, the front cover features a silhouetted Audrey Hepburn in that iconic Givenchy little black dress and foot long …Read more

  25. The Little Prince.

    The Little Prince. 1943

    £2,000

    First edition, first printing. The original manuscript was in the author’s native French, but it was both written and published in America, the English and French editions appearing in April 1943, perhaps simultaneously. Read more

  26. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. 1973

    £750

    A lovely copy of Carroll’s classic novels, with all the original illustrations by Tenniel. Read more

  27. Work for the Winter.

    Work for the Winter. [1935]

    £525

    First edition, sole impression. A Bell family copy retained by the author’s mother with her pencil monogram VB to upper wrapper. This little Christmas offering of Vanessa and Clive Bell’s ill-fated son is a decidedly uncommon book very much in the vein of Clive Bell’s …Read more

  28. Pre-Cut Model Engine Book No. 2:

    Pre-Cut Model Engine Book No. 2: [c.1957]

    £375

    First edition, first impression. This charming Railway Series title is the second instalment in a series of four model books. It contains a story and the parts and instructions for making two toys out of card. A lovely piece of Awdryania, scarce in this condition. Read more

  29. The Hound of the Baskervilles.

    The Hound of the Baskervilles. 1902

    £3,750

    First edition in book form, first impression. The Hound was Sherlock Holmes “comeback” novel after his shocking demise on the Reichenbach Falls stunned his loyal Victorian readership. When first serialised in the Strand Magazine in 1901 it was an “unprecedented success”, with queues at the …Read more

  30. A Vindication of the Rights of Men, in a Letter to the Right Honourable Edmund Burke; occasioned by his Reflections on the Revolution in France.

    A Vindication of the Rights of Men, in a Letter to the Right Honourable Edmund Burke; occasioned by his Reflections on the Revolution in France. 1790

    £12,500

    First edition of each work, a highly interesting assemblage of three works relating to Burke’s controversial Reflections on the Revolution in France, also published in 1790. “Mary’s fervour for the principles of the Revolution developed rapidly and was unmixed with any doubts; having learnt her …Read more

  31. Seen in the Hadhramaut.

    Seen in the Hadhramaut. 1938

    £475

    First edition, first impression, the presumed first issue binding. Read more

  32. The Third Man and The Fallen Idol.

    The Third Man and The Fallen Idol. 1950

    £750

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  33. Fragwürdige Traditionsbestände im politischen Denken der Gegenwart.

    Fragwürdige Traditionsbestände im politischen Denken der Gegenwart. [1957]

    £2,250

    First edition in German of this collection of four essays. Inscribed by Arendt on the front free endpaper: “With best wishes, Hannah Arendt”. Read more

  34. Representative American Yachts.

    Representative American Yachts. 1891 & 1893

    £6,500

    First editions, extremely uncommon OCLC lists just six copies of the first, all in the United States, two copies of the 1893 supplement and a few copies of subsequent portmanteau editions. A superb collection of images of some the great yachts of a Golden Age …Read more

  35. The Animal Story Book.

    The Animal Story Book. 1896.

    £200

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  36. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. 1907

    £1,200

    First Sowerby edition, first impression, in the scarce dust jacket. The copyright to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland expired in 1907 and by Christmas that year at least seven illustrated versions by new artists had been published. This version was part of the St Martin’s illustrated …Read more

  37. The Hunting of the Snark

    The Hunting of the Snark 1903

    £350

    First Newell edition. American illustrator and children’s books author Peter Newell (1862–1924) began his career drawing for Harper’s Bazaar, Scribner’s Magazine and other publications. He went on to write several children’s books which experimented with the physicality of the book: Topsys and Turvys (1893) could …Read more

  38. Daisy-Head Mayzie.

    Daisy-Head Mayzie. 1994

    £150

    First edition, first printing. Read more

  39. Les Dîners de Gala.

    Les Dîners de Gala. 1973

    £600

    First edition, first impression, of Dali’s classic cookery book of 136 recipes from Lasserre, La Tour d’Argent, Maxim’s and Le Buffet de la Gare de Lyon (Le Train Bleu). Read more

  40. Air of Glory.

    Air of Glory. 1941

    £475

    First edition, first impression. Quite scarce in nice condition. Read more

  41. Alice in Wonderland; Through the Looking-Glass.

    Alice in Wonderland; Through the Looking-Glass. 1962-1965

    £450

    A handsomely bound copy. Read more

  42. Main Line Engines.

    Main Line Engines. 1966

    £100

    First edition, first impression. 21st of the Rev. Awdry’s railway books. Read more

  43. Le Livre des Mille Nuits et une Nuit.

    Le Livre des Mille Nuits et une Nuit. 1926–32

    £2,250

    Deluxe limited edition, number 2,408, one of the 2,200 sets printed on Vélin Chiffon, from the entire edition of 2,500. Read more

  44. The House at Pooh Corner.

    The House at Pooh Corner. 1928

    £850

    First edition, first impression, of the fourth Winnie-the-Pooh book, in which Tigger makes his first appearance. Read more

  45. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

    The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. 1950

    £2,000

    First edition, first impression of the first book in the Narnia series. Read more

  46. Bracebridge Hall.

    Bracebridge Hall. 1896

    £350

    The Heyliger edition, number 50 of 100 copies printed on rag paper. A lavish production, illustrated with a range of attractive plates, several by Rackham, and decorative gilt borders throughout by noted American Art Nouveau practitioner Margaret Armstrong. Bracebridge Hall was originally published in 1822. Read more

  47. The Sonnets.

    The Sonnets. 1928

    £1,500

    A beautifully bound copy, printed at the Chiswick Press with handsome and spacious types, and attractive coloured initials throughout; the text is based on the highly regarded Cambridge Edition. Read more

  48. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. 1998

    £1,350

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  1. New Arrival
    East of Eden.
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    STEINBECK, John. STEINBECK, John.

    East of Eden.

    £1,250

  2. New Arrival
    Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales.
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    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) GRIMM, [Jacob & Wilhelm]. (RACKHAM, Arthur.) GRIMM,...

    Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales.

    £2,500

  3. Les Dîners de Gala.
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    DALI, Salvador. DALI, Salvador.

    Les Dîners de Gala.

    £600

  4. The House at Pooh Corner.
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    MILNE, A. A. MILNE, A. A.

    The House at Pooh Corner.

    £1,250

  5. The Novels of the Sisters Brontë.
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    BRONTË, Charlotte, Emily, & Anne. BRONTË, Charlotte, Emily,...

    The Novels of the Sisters Brontë.

    £1,250

  6. An original production cel from the MGM animation Dr Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
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    (SEUSS, Dr.) JONES, Chuck. (SEUSS, Dr.) JONES,...

    An original production cel from the MGM animation Dr Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

    £4,750

  7. The Spy Who Loved Me.
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    FLEMING, Ian. FLEMING, Ian.

    The Spy Who Loved Me.

    £750

  8. English Pistols and Revolvers.
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    GEORGE, John Nigel. GEORGE, John Nigel.

    English Pistols and Revolvers.

    £300

  9. Hollywood Babylone.
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    ANGER, Kenneth. ANGER, Kenneth.

    Hollywood Babylone.

    £875

  10. The Holy Bible,
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    (BIBLE.) (BIBLE.)

    The Holy Bible,

    £275

  11. Rolling Stones Masons Yard to Primrose Hill 1965 – 1967.
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    (ROLLING STONES.) MANKOWITZ, Gered. (ROLLING STONES.) MANKOWITZ,...

    Rolling Stones Masons Yard to Primrose Hill 1965 – 1967.

    £850

  12. 25 Years of the Rolling Stones in the USA. Crossfire Hurricane.
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    (ROLLING STONES.) GRUEN, Bob. (ROLLING STONES.) GRUEN,...

    25 Years of the Rolling Stones in the USA. Crossfire Hurricane.

    £600

  13. Matilda.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Matilda.

    £450

  14. The Wealth of Nations.
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    SMITH, Adam. SMITH, Adam.

    The Wealth of Nations.

    £225

  15. Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales.
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    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) GRIMM, [Jacob & Wilhelm]. (RACKHAM, Arthur.) GRIMM,...

    Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales.

    £3,250

  16. Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes.
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    RACKHAM, Arthur. RACKHAM, Arthur.

    Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes.

    £950

  17. Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
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    CAPOTE, Truman. CAPOTE, Truman.

    Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

    £2,750

  18. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.
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    [DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge.] CARROLL, Lewis. [DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge.]...

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.

    £750

  19. Work for the Winter.
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    BELL, Julian. BELL, Julian.

    Work for the Winter.

    £525

  20. Pre-Cut Model Engine Book No. 2:
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    AWDRY, Rev. W. AWDRY, Rev. W.

    Pre-Cut Model Engine Book No. 2:

    £375

  21. The Hound of the Baskervilles.
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    DOYLE, Arthur Conan. DOYLE, Arthur Conan.

    The Hound of the Baskervilles.

    £3,750

  22. A Vindication of the Rights of Men, in a Letter to the Right Honourable Edmund Burke; occasioned by his Reflections on the Revolution in France.
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    (WOLLSTONECRAFT, Mary.) (WOLLSTONECRAFT, Mary.)

    A Vindication of the Rights of Men, in a Letter to the Right Honourable Edmund Burke; occasioned by his Reflections on the Revolution in France.

    £12,500

  23. Seen in the Hadhramaut.
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    STARK, Freya. STARK, Freya.

    Seen in the Hadhramaut.

    £475

  24. The Third Man and The Fallen Idol.
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    GREENE, Graham. GREENE, Graham.

    The Third Man and The Fallen Idol.

    £750

  25. Fragwürdige Traditionsbestände im politischen Denken der Gegenwart.
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    ARENDT, Hannah. ARENDT, Hannah.

    Fragwürdige Traditionsbestände im politischen Denken der Gegenwart.

    £2,250

  26. Representative American Yachts.
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    PEABODY, Henry Greenwood. PEABODY, Henry Greenwood.

    Representative American Yachts.

    £6,500

  27. The Animal Story Book.
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    LANG, Andrew (ed.) LANG, Andrew (ed.)

    The Animal Story Book.

    £200

  28. Daisy-Head Mayzie.
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    SEUSS, Dr. SEUSS, Dr.

    Daisy-Head Mayzie.

    £150

  29. Les Dîners de Gala.
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    DALI, Salvador. DALI, Salvador.

    Les Dîners de Gala.

    £600

  30. Air of Glory.
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    BEATON, Cecil. BEATON, Cecil.

    Air of Glory.

    £475

  31. Alice in Wonderland; Through the Looking-Glass.
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    [DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge.] CARROLL, Lewis. [DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge.]...

    Alice in Wonderland; Through the Looking-Glass.

    £450

  32. Main Line Engines.
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    AWDRY, Wilbert Vere. AWDRY, Wilbert Vere.

    Main Line Engines.

    £100

  33. Le Livre des Mille Nuits et une Nuit.
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    (ARABIAN NIGHTS.) MARDRUS, J. C. (ARABIAN NIGHTS.) MARDRUS,...

    Le Livre des Mille Nuits et une Nuit.

    £2,250

  34. The House at Pooh Corner.
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    MILNE, A. A. MILNE, A. A.

    The House at Pooh Corner.

    £850

  35. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
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    LEWIS, C. S. LEWIS, C. S.

    The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

    £2,000

  36. Bracebridge Hall.
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    IRVING, Washington. IRVING, Washington.

    Bracebridge Hall.

    £350

  37. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
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    ROWLING, J. K. ROWLING, J. K.

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

    £1,350

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